any advice on ordering hatching eggs??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cheeperchick, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I'm new to raising a flock but I was thinking of ordering some dominiker hatching eggs when my black star bantam goes broody. Dumb question-how many should I order..can I just order one or two? What are the sexing odds? 50-50? thanks!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My hatch rate on shipped eggs is about 50%, which I have read is common.

    Then 50% of the chicks should be male on average.
     
  3. chickentrack

    chickentrack Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had less than 50% more like 10 to 20% I think i am going to drive myself to get eggs from now on
     
  4. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10%-20% what? More males than females?
     

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